Ordering number : AS21627
Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Kanesada (Tembun era)
Sayagaki: Noshu Izumi Kami Kanesada
blade length is 2 Shaku 3 Sun 7 Bu
Kigen 2600 Nen Kanoe-Tatsu
Written by Honami Koson(in 1940)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled and silver double habaki.
Blade length : 72.12cm or 28.4 inches.
Sori : 2.15 cm or 0.85 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.2cm or 1.26inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.15cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.63 cm or 0.25 inches.
The weight of the sword 820 grams.
Era : Late Muromachi period Tenmon era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with deep sori and longer kissaki beautiful shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach.
There is a small rust on the Mune of near the Habaki.
Hamon :Nie deki ganime midare and togati gnome midare mixed
Bo-shi is midarekomi and round shape.
Special feature: Kanesada 2nd is the most famous swordsmith in Mino, and Kanemoto is comparable to it.
These swordsmiths have created sharp works that stand at the top of Mino’s swordsmiths.
In my opinion, Izumi Kami Kanesada is more popular than Kanemoto and are very difficult to purchase.
There are two-letter inscriptions, Izumi Kami Kanesada and five-letter inscriptions, and this work is a two-letter inscription.
From Aoi Art: It was said to be a daimyo registration, and on March 9, 1951, Chiba No. 4898 and a registration certificate were attached with a scabbard by Honami Ko-son in 1945.
The width of the body is wide, the Kawane is thick, and the sori is good, and it becomes a large sword. At the Japanese Sword Museum, it can be certified as the second generation Izumi Kami Kanesada.Please be assured that you are talking about it.
Mori Nagayoshi, a warlord under Nobunaga Oda, used Kanesada, who carved “Ningen Mukotsu” on the tip of the Jumonji spear.It means the Jumonji yari made by Kanesada was very cut well and human beeing is without born.
We highly recommend Kanesada, which has been sought after by many lords（Daimyo).
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.